In its continuous endeavor to work for the welfare of the needy section of the society, The Ponty Chadha Foundation in collaboration with the Indo German Hospital once again organized a free health camp in the village Mehrauli. Held in the first week of 2015, on January 6th, the camp was no less than a New Year gift for the villagers of Mehrauli. The free camp started at 10 a.m. and continued till 1 p.m. at a school village.
Here are the highlights of the camp:
- Out of 300 families, a total of 140 patients attended the camp.
- There was a lot of space available for patients to sit in the complex, where the seating arrangement was made to separately register and wait for their turn.
- First the patients were given a token number, then they registered with their name and age in the OPD card, after which they went to the doctors on their turn.
- After the check up, they collected medicines from another counter.
- Maximum number of people had come with problems related to heart and skin for which they were given medicines and also referred to the hospital where they could further do their check up.
- A majority of patients had joint pain and gynae problems, for which they never visited a doctor.
A doctor at the camp said, “Our free health camp had benefited the villagers to a large extent as they got medicines for regular problems for which they were never treated before.”
Set up by Mrs. Jatinder Kaur Chadha, wife of the late Mr. Ponty Chadha, this initiative is part of the efforts to channelize the group’s capabilities towards social welfare and economic development of the related communities. Keeping this tradition alive, free health camps are regularly organized in various villages.